The desktop software Geneious has been renamed to Geneious Prime

We’ve been helping people like you with sequence analysis for over a decade and along the way we’ve learnt that Geneious stands for a high quality experience, not just one software solution.

As we continue to grow and adapt to the market, the Geneious experience has changed to encompass a wider range of solutions. The time has come to give the desktop software its own identity.

Question and Answers

Why rename?
Geneious means more than just one product. It represents a high quality customer experience that applies to other software solutions, such as Geneious Biologics. We had to give Geneious Prime its own identity so the name Geneious would be free to encompass a whole brand rather than a single tool.

Is the software still the same?
Yes, the new Geneious Prime name will not affect the software’s functionality. We are still dedicated to developing and improving the software. The name Geneious Prime will start appearing in recent releases.

What will happen to my data?
Nothing. The name change does not affect your work.

Do I need a new license for Geneious Prime?
No, your current licenses will still continue to work in your existing software and the new Genious Prime branded software.

What is Geneious Prime 2019?
We are changing the way we refer to the new versions of Geneious with the latest release called Geneious Prime 2019 instead of Geneious R12. This will make it easier for you to know that you are on the latest version.

Will the website change?
Geneious.com will be changing to more accurately represent the overarching Geneious brand. You will still be able to download all versions of Geneious Prime, read tutorials, and explore the knowledge base just as before.

So what does Geneious actually mean?
Geneious is a high quality customer experience and represents expertise, friendliness and the ability to deliver practical solutions.

Why Prime?
Prime expresses a high standard, and the top choice for scientists around the world. We also liked that it referenced being the first, as this was the first tool we released over 10 years ago.